12th November, 2013: The Victorian chapter of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA Victoria) will hold its official Chapter Launch on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at the University of Melbourne.

The launch will bring together young Australians and Indonesians engaged in the Australia-Indonesia relationship as well as representatives from government, business, and academia, for an evening of networking and entertainment.

Chapter President Sam Bashfield said, “At a time when the number of enrolments in Indonesian language programs is steadily declining, this event highlights the commitment of young people to the growth of the bilateral relationship, and the opportunities presented by the Asian Century.”

“AIYA Victoria will be working to connect young Australians and Indonesians, inform them about opportunities to participate in the relationship, and to inspire business and government to realise these opportunities,” Mr Bashfield added.

The launch will feature a keynote speech by Professor Tim Lindsey, the Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the Melbourne Law School, as well as performances by Australian and Indonesian artists. Complimentary drinks and finger food will be served.

AIYA Victoria’s Official Chapter Launch is a free event and is open to anyone with an interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

Registration is through the AIYA website, at http://www.aiya.org.au/vic-launch.

The launch is supported by the Victorian Government, Kabo Lawyers, Monash University, Ramen Ya, the Australia Indonesia Business Council, the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers Association.

Event details

AIYA Victoria Official Chapter Launch
7.00pm, Friday 22nd November

Alan Gilbert Executive Lounge,
Alan Gilbert Building,
161 Grattan St, Carlton

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